Sackett, Dr. Georgia Anna M.D.

Sackett, Dr. Georgia Anna M.D.

Female 1856 - 1924  (67 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Georgia Anna 
    Title Dr. 
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 12 Sep 1856  Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 7 Jun 1860  Wayne Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 11 Jun 1870  Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1902  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Jan 1905  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 21 Mar 1918  Nice, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 23 May 1924  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I31774  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2018 

    Father Sackett, Morgan,   b. 8 Sep 1814, LaGrange, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1893, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Ward, Almira,   b. 3 Jun 1818, Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1888, 2400 Indiana Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1840  [8
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F3759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruggles, Hubert A.,   b. 28 Oct 1846, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1925, Henry, Marshall, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 May 1873  Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F18638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1856 - Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1860 - Wayne Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1870 - Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1873 - Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jun 1880 - Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1905 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Mar 1918 - Nice, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 May 1924 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Town/Village/Neighborhood Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region/Continent/Ocean Not Set

  • Photos
    Dr. Georgia Anna <i>Sackett</i> Ruggles, M.D. (1856-1924)
    Dr. Georgia Anna Sackett Ruggles, M.D. (1856-1924)
    1918 passport photo

  • Notes 
    • From "The William Ward Genealogy" 1925, p. 344, "She was a physician and surgeon, practising for some years in Chicago. She resided in Europe for a considerable period prior to 1922 when she returned to the United States and took up her residence in Los Angeles. No children."
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      Her 21 Mar 1918 passport application provides the following information: Identifying documents included affidavits from an American who was living in Nice, France, that she had known Dr. Ruggles for five years while living there. Mrs. Ruggles also provided a copy of her marriage license and her diploma of graduation as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois. She indicated that she had been living in Paris, France, and Nice, France from 1902 until 1918 and was leaving France because of the war. "I left Chicago giving up my medical practice after an operation of a serious character, and being an invalid. I came to Europe at the advice of my Doctor Emil Ries, and I remained in France as I found teh climate beneficiary to my health."

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      Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 16 Sep 1882, Sat, Page 4

      A NEW WORK FOR WOMAN.

      It has been generally supposed in this world of limited masculine authority that one wife at a time was sufficient for a man of average ambition. There are male creatures, however, so peculiarly constructed that they are not satisfied with one, but roam from wife to wife like the butterfly from flower to flower, having a moment of sweetness with each, and leaving one for another with as much nonchalance as the butterfly leaves one rose for another.

      To this class of fickle rovers belongs John Beck, alias Cooper, who within the short period of two or three years has endowed six lovely women with his name and all his worldly goods each one fondly imagining that she alone possessed the hand and heart of John Beck, alias Cooper.

      The last of J. B., alias C.'s wives was Miss Sarah Mutch, of Bartholomew County, Indiana, a very significant name when the gay deceiver's marrying exploits are considered. She was No. 6 in the catalog of female charms that had yielded to the persuasions of John Bock, alias Cooper. Shortly after the wedding No. 6 discovered that there was a No. 5 in existence, pining in solitude for John Beck, alias Cooper, who came not, and after an interview with No. 5 she discovered that No. 5 had discovered there was a No. 4. A little further investigation revealed the startling fact that there were a No. 3, No. 2, and No. 1, and all these numbers, though mourning the absence of the unit which if joined to them would increase their value, were of opinion that he would soon return to them.

      When No. 6 made her discovery she taxed him with his perfidy. John Beck, alias Cooper, did not make a scene about it. He simply fled to Kansas, taking wife No. 5 with him. This was too much for Miss Mutch. If he had gone alone it would have been a good riddance.

      John Beck, alias Cooper, when he fled to Kansas did not know that there would soon be an avenger on his trail. Miss Mutch was sorely afflicted, and at last her case came to the knowledge of Mrs. Georgia Sackett Ruggles. She was a woman who recognized that something ought to be done, and, as there was something to be done, that somebody ought to be doing it, and that she might as well do it as any one (sic) else.

      So Mrs. Georgia Sackett Ruggles went to work. She armed herself with the proper papers from the county authorities and went with them to Gov. Porter, with the request that he appoint her as an agent to deliver the requisition to the Governor of Kansas, and to seize the person of John Beck, alias Cooper. The Governor was in an obliging mood, and granted her the authority, and Nemesis was soon on the road to Kansas.

      How well she accomplished her work has been told in the dispatches. Mrs. Georgia Sackett Ruggles found John Beck, alias Cooper, in the western part of Kansas, where he was making arrangements to marry a large invoice of disengaged women. She resisted all his blandishments and was deaf to his appeals that she would marry him, he evidently regarding such a step as his only avenue of escape. She seized John Beck, alias Cooper, and had him handcuffed. She took him to the train amid the jeers of the rural population. She kept her eyes upon him. He married no one on the route, nor did he escape through the car-windows. He did not like to make a scene on the road, lest his fellow-passengers should discover the peculiar relations between himself and Mrs. Georgia Sackett Ruggles.

      She finally landed him in Bartholomew County in first-class order and handed him over to the authorities, and then returned to her duties, like Cincinnatus to his plow, content with what she had done.

      It is hard to tell what ought to be done with John Beck, alias Cooper, but the most satisfactory retribution would be to confine him for twenty-four hours with Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and lock him in with them with strict orders that no one shall interfere, whatever reports may come as to the doings of the little family gathering inside. At the end, of that time what there is left of him might be released with perfect safety, for the remnant would not endanger womankind.

      Meanwhile Mrs. Georgia Sackett Ruggles is to be congratulated. She has not only suggested the opening up of a new field of employment for woman, but she has delivered the rest of the female population of Indiana from an overhanging danger, and has guaranteed them their safety against John Beck, alias Cooper.

  • Sources 
    1. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census.
      Year: 1860; State: Indiana; County: Bartholomew; Township: Wayne; 7 Jun 1860
      Roll M653_244, Page 194 Jonesville Post Office
      197/200
      Morgan Sackett, 47, M, Fruit Tree Pedlar, -, 200, N York
      Almira, 42, F, Vermont
      Leon M, 17, M, N York
      Anna M, 14, F, N York
      Wm W, 11, M, Ohio
      Georgiana, 8, F, Ind
      Mary, 4, F, Ind
      Eve, 1, F, Ind

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4FC-HR3 : 13 December 2017), Almira Sackett in entry for Morgan Sackett, 1860.

    2. [S780] United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      Name: Georgia Sackett Ruggles
      Gender: Female
      Age: 61
      Birth Date: 12 Sep 1856
      Birth Place: Terre Haute, Indiana
      Residence Place: Chicago, Ill, Care of The First Matienal
      Passport Issue Date: 6 May 1918
      Spouse: Hubert A Ruggles
      Has Photo: Yes

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      Memorial ID 6415262
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6415262

      Georgia Sackett Ruggles
      Birth: Sep. 12, 1856
      Death: 1924

      Died May 23, 1924

      * * * * *
      GEORGIA SACKETT RUGGLES, M. D.

      Born at Terra Haute, Ind., on the 12th of September, 1856, Dr. Ruggles is a representative of that unassuming, industrious and able class of practitioners which is the real substance of the profession. For the past eleven years she has faithfully and successfully pursued her chosen calling, making the South Side her home and Gynecology her specialty. Although she has enjoyed an extensive general practice, she has devoted most of her attention to this branch of medicine and surgery.
      Dr. Ruggles' brother, Leon N. Sackett, is a prominent physician of Indiana, and her uncle, Dr. Spencer Ward, was a leading surgeon of New York City.
      This fact had much to do with the adoption of her profession, the early years of her life being passed as a school teacher. Graduating from the high school when only fifteen years of age, she taught school for a time, but was married when nineteen years old to Hubert A. Ruggles, a business man of Terra Haute.
      Ambitious, however, to make her mark, Mrs. Ruggles' thoughts were directed more and more toward the study of medicine as a profession which was both scientific and practical in its tendencies. She therefore entered the office of Dr. T. S. Galbraith, of Seymour, Ind., where she remained one year.
      Being then prepared to pursue a regular course to advantage, she came to Chicago and matriculated at the Woman's Medical College, from which institution she graduated in 1883. Not yet satisfied with her practical acquirements, she served in the hospital as an interne for fourteen months, and then commenced the active practice of her profession. Since, she has not only prospered in a business sense, but has reached such a standing in the ranks of the profession that three years ago she was placed upon the hospital staff as Professor of Gynecology. For the past eleven years Dr. Ruggles has also served as Physician in Charge of the Young Women's Refuge, and for two years has held a position on the staff of the Charity Hospital.
      Although a member of the American Medical Association and the Chicago Medical Society, Dr. Ruggles, as a rule, has eschewed all connection with organizations outside of her profession, preferring to pursue ^ womanly, modest and dignified course in the faithful discharge of her duties as a practitioner; and her present standing is certainly a justification of her wise resolve and her consistent and progressive career.

      http://archive.org/stream/medicaldentalcol00cutl/medicaldentalcol00cutl_djvu.txt

      Burial:
      Hollywood Forever Cemetery
      Hollywood
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
      Plot: Garden of Legends - Section 8

      Maintained by: Bob Marlowe
      Originally Created by: James Seidelman
      Record added: May 14, 2002
      Find A Grave Memorial# 6415262

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
      Year: 1870; State: Indiana; County: Bartholomew; Township: Jonesville; 11 Jun 1870
      Roll M593_299, Page 280
      31/32
      Sachet, Morgan, 56, M, W, Nursery Man, -, 200, New York
      Sachet, Almira, 51, F, W, Keeping House, Vermont
      Sachet, Fanny, 23, F, W, New York
      Sachet, Georgiana, 18, F, W, Indiana
      Crichfield, Effa, 9, F, W, Indiana

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXXD-617 : 12 April 2016), Almira Sachet in household of Morgan Sachet, Indiana, United States; citing p. 4, family 32, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,798.

    5. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      1880 Census, enumerated 10 Jun 1880 in Joneswille, Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States

      M Sackitt Self M 66 New York, United States
      Almire Sackitt Wife F 62 Vermont, United States
      Gorgia Ruyeles Daughter F 26 Indiana, United States
      H A Bugles Son-in-law M 34 Vermont, United States
      Joseph Critchfield Other M 43 Ohio, United States
      Effie Critchfield Other F 19 Indiana, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHMD-FRT : 24 August 2017), Almire Sackitt in household of M Sackitt, Jonesville, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 235D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0266; FHL microfilm 1,254,266.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S216] Consular Registration Certificates (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      Name: Georgia Sackett Ruggles
      Birth Date: 12 Sep 1856
      Birth Place: Terre Haute, Indiana
      Residence: 5 Avenue d Antin, Paris, France
      Civil Date: 25 Sep 1908

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1081] California, Death Index, 1905-1939, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      Name: Georgia S Ruggles
      Birth Year: abt 1851
      Death Date: 23 May 1924
      Age at Death: 73
      Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S2014] The genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland families An attempt to trace, in both the male and female lines, the posterity of Moses Cleveland . . . [and] Alexander Cleveland . . ., Edmund James Cleveland & Horace Gillette Cleveland, 600 (Reliability: 2), 15 Aug 2018.
      3956 Almira7 Ward, b. June 3, 1818, m., July 4, 1840, Morgan Sacket of La Grange, Chautauqua (Wyoming) co., N. Y., I'd North Bend, Hamilton co., O., 1847-50. Ch.: Leon8 Sacket, b. May 9, 1842; Fanny Maria8 Sacket, b. Mar. 10, 1846; William Ward8 Sacket, b. Dec. 21, 1848. By 2d m., Fanny7 Ward, b. May 28, 1823, d. Silver Creek, Chautauqua co., N. Y., Aug. 22, 1845,
      unm.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    9. [S1621] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2018.
      Name: Hubert A Ruggles
      Gender: Male
      Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
      Marriage Licence Date: 27 May 1873
      Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
      Spouse: Georgie Anna Sackett
      Page: 131
      FHL Film Number: 001301627

      Researched by Ted Smith


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